The Accepted Mask of Youth

I know that girl,
The one from school.
She’d never be,
Considered cool.

I know that boy,
With hand me down clothes.
Who was teased for them,
But was grateful for those.

I know that child,
Who never fit in.
He was too shy,
She wasn’t thin.

The teenage girl,
Teased by her peers.
Her day is filled,
With Hope and fear.

Hope for a friend.
To not be rejected.
Fear that she will be,
And have to accept it.

He has to act.
Be what he’s not truly.
Because if he doesn’t,
He’ll be treated cruely.

Being a child,
Is a difficult task.
When you won’t be accepted,
If you don’t wear a mask.

The Accepted Mask of Youth

Ami  Wilber-Mosher

Selkirk, United States

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I was shy and quiet and a bit of an outcast when i was a teenager and i always remember thinking, how much easier life would be if i was part of the “popular crowd”. Years later, i realized those “popular kids” had problems of their own just different than mine. Even though i wasn’t popular, I had the freedom to be “me” because i was willing to take the repercussions for being an outcast for what… i believed in. Those kids i envyed so much, had so much riding on being accepted and sometimes that takes away your freedom to be who you really are. I realized they were as much prisoners to “being accepted” as i was. Just in different ways.

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